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Man attacks windows on a Red Line train with a hammer at JFK/UMass

WBZ reports on the incident last night. The sound made at least one person think somebody was firing a gun and told that to Transit Police, which sent cruisers rushing to the scene, but by the time they got there, the hammer guy was gone.

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I'm telling you, people are pissed. One of these days sooner than later a bunch of riders are going to die all at once in a catastrophic disaster at the fault of the MBTA.

Some deranged asshole with a hammer goes wack and you blame it on the MBTA? I suppose the train was wearing clothes that enticed it.



...and I'm almost to Park Street.


Perfect! This so captures my life on the Red Line these days (Mattapan trolley to Kendall, heaven help me....) that it might end up on my tombstone....

It isn't their fault that years of deferred maintenance have left them in the condition that they are.


2. Perhaps a hammer was the only tool he had.

3. Everyone in the car should have said, "I hear ya knockin' but ya can't come in!"

4. Thor, is that you?


If I had a hammer ...

A few years ago a Transit police officer on her bike patrolled JFK and Savin Hill. She did a great job everyone loved her and she work out of the Police office at JFK station. Since she left I haven't seen a t-cop and the police office is closed.

For John Henry.

It took me ONE and ONE HALF HOURS to get home from Dewey Sq South Station to Quincy Center on the Red Line. ONE.AND.ONE.HALF.HOURS to go NINE-TEN MILES on a subway right of way. Total of 5 stops. 6 if including South Station. Lost count of the trains that came and went PACKED TO THE GILLS.

Unfortunately this is the new norm on the redline, if not all lines on the T.

... it will all be straightened out in 15 years or so.